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Assistance for Local Food Charities


At Midwest Food Bank, we know that local food pantries are some of the most important community service programs a town can provide.

Hunger and food insecurity are significant problems facing our communities. Meanwhile, over 100,000,000,000 pounds (or 40%) of available food is thrown away each year. By combining Midwest Food Bank’s abilities with the help of volunteers, we can have a significant impact.


Who Does Midwest Food Bank Help?

Our organization has been fortunate enough to experience the joy of providing nutritious meals to over 4,000,000 people across the globe. By partnering with over 2,000 local agencies, our original mission of feeding hungry people in Central Illinois has far been surpassed. Today, approximately half of the food needed by our agency partners is provided by our distributions.


“Our hope is to help bridge the gap between prosperity and poverty in our community.”

–David Kieser, Founder and President


We have served nearly 300 counties across Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, South Carolina, Texas, and Tennessee. In recent years, we’ve been able to expand those efforts to help feed people as they recover from disasters in East Africa and Haiti.


Who Gets Food from Food Pantries?

Age Demographics:

  • 34% are children 0-12 years of age
  • 48% are 13-64 years of age
  • 18% are seniors aged 65+

Ethnicity Demographics:

  • 42% are Caucasian
  • 32% are Black or African American
  • 10% are Hispanic or Latino/Latina
  • 16% identify as a different race


If you are a not-for-profit agency or food pantry that would like help from Midwest Food Bank, we've made it easy to start the conversation with an online interest form. We look forward to hearing from you.